Sustainability Matters…

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Approximately 70% of the world is covered by water. Only 2.5% is freshwater.

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Less than 1% of water on earth is available freshwater.

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The remaining freshwater is locked in glaciers or trapped underground.

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Each year 1/3 of global food production for human consumption is lost or wasted.

Source: Food Loss and Food Waste. Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations. http://www.fao.org/food-loss-and-food-waste/flw-data.
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If food loss and waste were a country, it would be the 3rd-largest emitter of CO2 (greenhouse gases) – behind China and the U.S.

Source: Food Wastage Footprint & Climate Change. Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations. http://www.fao.org/nr/sustainability/food-loss-and-waste.

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91% of the world’s plastic is not recycled. An estimated 8 million metric tons – or 5 grocery bags full of plastic for every foot of coastline – ends up in the ocean each year.

Source: https://www.nationalgeographic.org/article/whopping-91-percent-plastic-isnt-recycled.
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1-in-9 deaths around the world are caused by air pollution.

Source: Hannah Ritchie and Max Roser (2017) – “Air Pollution”. Published online at OurWorldInData.org. Retrieved from: ‘https://ourworldindata.org/air-pollution’ [Online Resource].

….and how you invest can make a difference

Sustainable investing or responsible investing refers to investment strategies that aim to create long-term value for investors while also contributing to a better environment, healthier communities and good corporate governance practices.

 

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In this video, Max Zehrt, AVP and Head of ESG, AGF Investments Inc., explains how sustainable investing (also known as responsible investing, values-based investing, socially responsible investing or SRI) can help manage risk and aim to enhance long-term performance.


To find out how you can make an impact with your investing, contact your financial advisor. To learn more about our sustainable investing capabilities, visit AGF.com/sustainable.


 

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